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Diabetes

Tweet Simple to learn, important to manage. These three measurements for diabetes management should be kept as close to the recommended goals as possible to help avoid complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and vision problems. A is for the A1C test, an estimate of blood sugar levels over the past three months. [...]

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More on Diabetes

by Lois Etienne on September 10, 2012

in Diabetes,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. The Archives of Ophthalmology reports that visual impairment in older people appears to be more common in people with diabetes than in those without the disease. An estimated 11 percent of American adults with diabetes had some form of visual impairment (3.8 percent uncorrectable and 7.2 percent [...]

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Diabetes and Weight Gain

by Lois Etienne on September 6, 2012

in Diabetes,Lifestyle,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Diabetes has doubled in the U.S. in the last 15 years and is highest among older adults ages 65 to 79. More than 25.8 million people – about 8.3 percent of the U.S. population – suffer from diabetes. The percentage of the population with the disease increases with age. About 10.9 million Americans age [...]

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Tweet Do you like to munch but don’t want the fat and calories of chips? Try popcorn that has a minimal amount of salt and butter – many seniors love it – and there are more reasons to feast on it. Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s healthy popped up a few notches recently [...]

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Tweet A new study has found that men in their 70s and 80s may be more likely than women of the same age to develop the memory loss and cognitive problems that often herald Alzheimer’s disease. High blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and other known — and treatable — risk factors for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) [...]

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Chronic Pain

by Lois Etienne on December 2, 2011

in Caregiver Support,Diabetes,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet One more time I’m reminded that we have very little control in our lifetime. We like to think we do but all it takes is one car accident, one illness, a divorce, a child goes to prison, an earthquake hits…it doesn’t really matter, they all put the brakes on YOUR plans for the day [...]

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Controlling Weight Key to Avoiding Diabetes

by Lois Etienne on March 25, 2011

in Diabetes

Tweet Question: As I approach 75, I’m worried about contracting diabetes like my parents did.  What can I do to avoid going down the same path?  Since my wife died it’s more difficult for me to eat balanced and healthy meals. Diabetes has doubled in the U.S. in the last 15 years and is highest [...]

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Warning Signs of Diabetes

by Lois Etienne on January 19, 2011

in Diabetes

Tweet Diabetes is a leading cause of death in the United States, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). “Diabetes is a chronic condition that can cause serious complications, including heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, blindness, kidney failure and nervous system damage,” Dr. J. Fred Ralston Jr., ACP president, said in a press [...]

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